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Ion beam on

ESA Top News - Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Supercomputer simulations show how plasma flows around the spacecraft when BepiColombo fires its ion thrusters

Flyover of Jupiters North Pole in Infrared

APOD - Sun, 22/04/2018 - 10:00

What would it look like to fly over the North Pole of Jupiter? What would it look like to fly over the North Pole of Jupiter?


Space Shuttle Rising

APOD - Sat, 21/04/2018 - 08:00

What's that rising from the clouds?  What's that rising from the clouds?


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:50

Our week through the lens:
16-20 April 2018

Henderson Island

ESA Top News - Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: marking Earth Day, Sentinel-2 shows us a remote South Pacific island, which may look untouched by humans but is littered with tonnes of plastic

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 20/04/2018 - 09:05

Ahead of Earth Day, this edition features a Sentinel-2 image of a remote South Pacific island, which may look idyllic but is littered with tonnes of plastic

Martian Chiaroscuro

APOD - Fri, 20/04/2018 - 07:00

Martian Chiaroscuro Martian Chiaroscuro


Happy birthday Hubble!

ESA Top News - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:05

Sail across the Lagoon Nebula on the occasion of the Hubble Space Telescope's 28th anniversary

Facing NGC 3344

APOD - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 06:00

From our vantage point in the From our vantage point in the


M22 and the Wanderers

APOD - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 17:00

M22 and the Wanderers M22 and the Wanderers


Mini-hyperspectral view

ESA Top News - Wed, 18/04/2018 - 08:00

Technology image of the week: First-light view from the HyperScout CubeSat imager

Fortuitous Flash Candidate for the Farthest Star Yet Seen

APOD - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 15:00

Was this flash the farthest star yet seen? Was this flash the farthest star yet seen?


Looking at Horizons

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 14:39

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst discusses Horizons mission during press conference

Walking on the Moon – underwater

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:28

It’s one of the deepest ‘swimming pools’ in Europe, but for three years has been helping preparations for a human return to the Moon. ESA’s Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the European Astronaut Centre has been the site of the ‘Moondive’ study, using specially weighted spacesuits to simulate lunar gravity, which is just one sixth that of Earth.

Dragon Aurora over Norway

APOD - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 13:00

What's that in the sky? What's that in the sky?


An icy mirage?

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/04/2018 - 10:25

Space Science Image of the Week: Mars Express uses radar to penetrate the crust of the Red Planet and explore what lies beneath

The Sun Unleashed: Monster Filament in Ultraviolet

APOD - Sun, 15/04/2018 - 11:00

One of the most spectacular solar sights is an explosive flare. One of the most spectacular solar sights is an explosive flare.


NGC 6960: The Witchs Broom Nebula

APOD - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 09:00

Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history,


Storm hunter in position

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 19:20

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus.

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 14:45

Our week through the lens:
9-13 April 2018
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